|Artisan Ancestors Episode 29:The Manifold Meaning of things - Jon Kay|
The Manifold Meaning of Things In this episode, we talk about the the diverse meaning of objects. From Civil Rights quilts to Amish buggies, we explore how objects communicate various meanings. Using a semiotics approach we explore the difference between the various ways that objects serve as signs:icon, index and symbol. I share some observations from Peter Bogatyrev's book, The Functions of Folk Costume in Moravian Slovakia, as a way of talking about the meaning of things...
Keywords: Artisan Ancestors; podcast; material culture; jon kay; IU; folklore; folklorist; semiotics; meaning of things; thing theory
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|Powers of the Hoard: Notes on Material Agency - Jane Bennett, Johns Hopkins University (firstname.lastname@example.org)|
Keynote Address delivered by Jane Bennett for "Animal, Vegetable, Mineral: Ethics and Objects in the Early Modern and Medieval Periods" Conference, hosted by George Washington University's Medieval and Early Modern Studies Institute @George Washington University, 11-12 April 2011.
Keywords: vibrant materiality; vitalism; hoards/hoarding; object-oriented ontology; thing theory; distributed material agency; political ecology; poetics; Bruno Latour; Spinoza; Henri Bergson; Lucretius
|Objects, Networks, and Materiality (Roundtable Discussion) - Jeffrey Cohen (George Washington University), Laurie Finke (Kenyon College), Julie Orlemanski (Boston College), Elizabeth Blake (New York University), Valerie Allen (John Jay College of Justice, CUNY), Kellie Robertson (University of Wisconisn-Madison), Lowell Duckert (George Washington University)|
Recording of a roundtable discussion session, sponsored by George Washington University's Medieval and Early Modern Studies Institute, mediated by Jeffrey J. Cohen, and held at the 46th International Congress on Medieval Studies (Kalamazoo, Michigan) on 12 May 2011. The roundtable features remarks by Laurie Finke ("The Parliament of Things"), Julie Orlemanski ("Things Without Faces"), Valerie Allen ("Medieval Nets"), Elizabeth Blake ("Passionate Matter"), Kellie Robertson ("Remediating Matter"),...
Keywords: objects; networks; materiality; early modern physics; Bruno Latour; thing theory; faciality; allegory; psyche; personification; film theory; Bernard of Clairvaux; embodiment; magnetism; premodern discourses on the passions; new materialisms; remediation; eco-composition; inter-glacial relations